What do I need to reserve my session?
A 20% retainer and contract must be returned in order to solidify your session date. The remainder of your session fee is due the day of your session.
Where & when should we schedule my session?
I typically recommend holding sessions at the barn where your horse is kept. However, if you have a different location in mind, you may trailer in to a location of your choosing.
Horse & rider sessions are scheduled at sunrise or sunset. This gives us the best chance to work with warm, golden light!
Fine Art sessions can be held at any time of day, and usually require only 20-30 minutes to complete.
How long do sessions last?
The average horse & rider session lasts between one hour to 90 minutes - but this is always flexible. I don't put a time cap on any session. We'll shoot until I'm confident that you have a collection of images that are up to my standards and your expectations for your session.
Black background sessions average anywhere between 15-30 minutes, also depending on the cooperation of the horse. They go MUCH more smoothly if you have a second person there (one to hold the horse and one to get their attention)!
What should I wear?
Prior to your session, I'll send over a helpful preparation guide for inspiration. What you wear is totally up to you: you can choose to be casual, classic, or even super dressy. Most session collections include multiple outfits so that you can achieve a range of aesthetics.
If you have something in mind but aren't sure it's the right look, snap a picture and send it to me! I'm happy to offer feedback and suggestions.
How should I prep my horse?
My main tips for a successful session are: work your horse REALLY WELL beforehand (we want them nice and tired!), and groom as if you were getting ready for a big, fancy show. The camera sees everything!
That's just the tip of the iceberg. Once you book, you'll receive a comprehensive session prep guide to help your horse shine on their session day.
What if the weather is bad?
We'll reschedule at no cost to you in case of extreme cold, hard rain, or weather conditions that don't match the preferred style of your session.
Keep in mind that a little cloud cover isn't necessarily a bad thing - it actually makes for soft, even light that's super flattering for your features!
How soon will I see my images?
Your final photos will be ready 3-4 weeks from the date of your session. Photos are delivered in a private, password-protected gallery where you can download images and purchase custom prints & products.
Can I share my images on social media?
Of course! Your session includes the rights to share your photos online. Credit & tagging are ALWAYS appreciated but not required. :)
What payment methods are accepted?
Payments may be made by check or credit card. Upon booking, you will receive an electronic invoice for easy, secure online payments.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! Interest-free payment plans are available on sessions & product orders to fit virtually any budget. Please inquire for details.